Swimming With Sharks: How To Survive In A Room Full Of Strangers When You’re Shy (A Quick Guide)

 I get so nervous. I happen to be socially awkward and shy. I spent a lot of my time as an adult not going places. ~ Christina Ricci

Imagine this: Your boss tells you he has signed you up for an industry gathering instead of your colleague. You don’t have a choice but to go. Even if you’re scared to death, you can’t keep avoiding socializing and meeting with other people.
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5 Reasons Why To Embrace Failure

It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.  ~ Bill Gates

There’s no arguing that succeeding is wonderful and failing sucks. When we fail, it’s easy to fall prey to self-doubt and fear. Who likes to admit that things didn’t work out well?

Even if it hurts, failure isn’t a bad thing. It has a lot of advantages that we tend to neglect when we are disappointed in ourselves. If you can learn to embrace failure and not letting yourself being dragged down by negative thoughts, you are well underway to living a fearless life.

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How To Stop The Downward Spiral Of Negativity

When negative thoughts start popping up it’s like playing with a set of Matryoshka dolls. Each of them gives birth to new negativity and worries. Our mind is very creative when it comes to inventing things to fear or situations to worry about.

Once you are in the middle of a downward spiral you feel as if there is nothing you can do about it. You are in free fall and can see the black hole approaching. Continue reading

Stop Being Nice: 7 Habits To Adopt From Selfish People

How many times have you swallowed your anger and disappointment, when your colleague took the credit for the success of a project that you have been working on; when your friend stood you up on a Friday night because she got an invite to the hottest party in town short-notice; when a stranger took your parking spot from behind while you were about to back into it; or when your boss asked you a little favour and then handed you a pile of files to be finished the next day? Continue reading